Lynn Jimenez, Business Reporter, KGO Radio
Lynn Jimenez keeps the San Francisco Bay Area up to date on Your Money every weekday morning as KGO radio's business reporter, a high-profile media position she has held since January 1990.
Jimenez has more than two decades of experience in radio and television. Before joining KGO, she distinguished herself as an award-winning reporter for KCBS radio in San Francisco and KIRO radio in Seattle.
Her work at KGO is award winning as well. Jimenez was part of the team honored for coverage of San Francisco’s Gulf War riot and the Oakland Hills fire. She was also among those honored with the 2004 and 2005 Edward R. Murrow Award for best morning news. Among her other awards: the Associated Press Bill Stout Memorial Award for enterprise reporting; a Radio-Television News Directors Association of Northern California (RTNDA) Award for best series, Privacy, and another for her series A Gift of Life; and the Golden Gate Chapter AWRT 2005 Kudos Award of Excellence for best radio reporter.
Recently tapped as permanent substitute host for Bob Brinker on the nationally syndicated radio program MoneyTalk, Jimenez served previously as KGO Noon News co-anchor, and has often stepped in to handle breaking news.
Jimenez is the recipient of the 2008 Small Business Hero Award from Small Business California, the 2008 Latino Business Leadership Award from the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Business Times, the 2010 Small Business Network Award for Journalistic Excellence, and the National Consumers League 2009 Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award.
She is also author of ¿Se Habla Dinero?: The Everyday Guide to Financial Success (John Wiley and Sons, 2008), a family financial guide written in English and Spanish.